Upgraded to the full version of iRemoteDesktop

Unlike so many of the other RDP clients this one actually works with Windows Server. I was able to connect to the admin console of Windows 2003 Server within a minute or two of downloading. It worked flawlessly and offered plenty of functionality for me to control that server. I was able to get through the Start menu and launch apps with no problem.

You have to keep in mind though, that you’re getting a "touch" aware device to control something that has no idea what that means. Windows is still Windows and it’s clunky as can be when using your finger. That has nothing to do with this app, that’s how Windows works. Don’t expect to scroll a window with your finger or use gestures. You have to click or tap as the case may be!

That being said, it works very well. The full version of iDesktopRemote is basically the same program as the free version but you get several usability extras. You get an additional keyboard for the Ctrl – Alt – Shift keys. You get a virtual mousepad for finger mouse movements, which makes selecting much easier. Right Click and Double Click become available so you can get context menus and drag windows. I didn’t run into much of a need for this during my initial work, but it will definitely be a nice to have.

There is also a secondary virtual keyboard with function keys as well as Cut, Copy, Paste buttons. It takes a little manipulation, but you get a full keyboard with all the function keys as well as mouse control, all on the iPad. This is a universal app so it works with the iPhone as well although control a Windows machine from an iPhone seems nightmarish at best. But I guess it’s better than having nothing and having to cancel plans or race around finding a desktop machine.

Compared to the $15 and $20 price tag of similar apps this one is a bargain at $4.99 and gives you what you need to control a Windows machine. Plus, as I mentioned before there is just something terribly amusing about seeing Windows running on an iPad. If you need a Remote Desktop solution, this is where I would start. It works extremely well and as mentioned, it’s one of the few apps that can connect to a Windows Server.

For those that claim it doesn’t work and doesn’t connect, you need to make sure you have a version of Windows that supports Remote Desktop (RDP) as most of then DON’T. You also need to configure the desktop, have a password associated with your account and set up your firewall. This app connected first try to my server so I know it works.

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